PUPILS from Brockenhurst Primary School were treated to a day out at luxury hotel Lime Wood as part of National School Meal Week (NSMW).

Head chef Luke Holder taught Year 5 pupils about how how food is grown sustainably, showing them how to eat seasonably.

They learned how to make the most of ingredients, whilst getting hands-on in the kitchen, working as a team and having fun.

The visit has given them valuable life skills and encouraged them to consider where the food on their plate is coming from.

Amanda Whatley of Hampshire Country Catering Services (HC3S) said: "Pupils are very much aware of saving the planet but often don’t cook or taste new or fresh ingredients. NSMW theme is Taste for Yourself so we wanted them to have a taste of cooking, and a taste of what it’s like to be a chef and one that can get the message across about eating seasonably and fresh. We are very grateful to Luke for the time and inspiration because he has helped us make our week of events unique."

Luke started the day explaining what a chef is, before a show around of the Smoke House where there was the chance to try his homemade chorizo. Luke explained about sustainability and storage of food, before a short cookery class to make arancini balls in the cookery school.